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The White Bear Economic Development Corporation, the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of White Bear Lake and the owners of local restaurants are asking residents to complete a survey to provide input about dining out.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitutio…

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HUGO — After the social media posts and comments started to spin out of control following the Aug. 15 Black Lives Matter protest in town, many Hugonians found themselves “disappointed” and “disheartened” and wanted their community to do better. 

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The mornings have a crispness in the air that signals fall is quickly approaching. What better way to celebrate the new season than visiting some local apple orchards? 

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White Bear Lake Area Schools has pushed back the start date of school by a week so teachers have more time to prepare for students to be safer in classrooms as the COVID-19 virus spreads across the state. 

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Community volunteers began installing equipment last weekend at Aaron's Playground, a memorial playground in memory of Aaron Zachary Markovitz located next to the ballfields at Southwest Park in Mahtomedi.

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A call about a loose dog led law enforcement officials to a Vadnais Heights home, where they found the dog’s owner fatally shot and pinned underneath an SUV in the garage, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court last week.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE  — H2O for Life, a nonprofit that activates youth to help fight the global water crisis, has launched Water Guardians, a free online curriculum for fifth to eighth grade students. The curriculum consists of five lesson plans that take learners from the start of the Mississipp…

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The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society's popular house tour is cancelled this year due to COVID, but the organization was not to be denied its biggest event of the year. An ambitious alternative is being arranged for area history buffs that same September weekend, which happens to coinc…

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To remind the public about the importance of driving sober, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is conducting extra DWI enforcement efforts through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. An impaired driver not only puts their life at risk but also the lives of their passe…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — On Monday, Aug. 24, educators and their loved ones gathered in a socially distanced manner before the school board meeting to request that distanced learning start off the school year.

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From the age of 3, Lino Lakes resident Chelle Schmidt could often be found in front of a television watching cooking shows. At the age of 10, she knew she wanted to own a bakery one day.

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Roger Benson was a grown man when World War II broke out. The son of Herman and Frances Benson, he was born in 1916, one of seven children who learned to fly on a grass strip on his family's farm next to Bald Eagle Lake.

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A man of strong faith, Gene Johnson maintains a long list of philosophies and wisdoms that center on a common theme: the power of prayer.

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When the 2020-21 Mahtomedi school year starts on Sept. 8, students could be in the classroom learning in-person or at home doing distance learning, depending on what grade they’re in, how safe they feel or what day of the week it is.

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An accident between a 23-foot pleasure craft containing seven passengers and a White Bear Sailing School safety boat on White Bear Lake resulted in the transport of a 20-year-old female sailing instructor to the hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening. The Ramsey C…

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Part-time jobs, particularly in the summer, have long been a rite of passage for teenagers. These days, however, fewer and fewer of them are spending their vacations working. Though youth employment rates saw a modest improvement in recent years, any gains they might have seen this summer ha…

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After a three-year renovation, the Stillwater Lift Bridge is once again open and operating. It reopened with little fanfare, as celebrations were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but community leaders hope its completed construction will have a positive impact on the St. Croix …

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Amid recent unrest throughout the Twin Cities comes a spark of hope in the form of tiny homes for those in need in Forest Lake.

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Among the re-emergence of the hustle and bustle on the streets of downtown Stillwater, you will find a new group of curious walkers led by a guide telling the rich history of the community.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Marketfest Director Lisa Beecroft shared updates on the ReGrow White Bear Lake campaign at the July 28 City Council meeting. The initiative began early this summer with a group of community organizations, small business owners and city staff brainstorming ideas on how to pr…

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Like so many others who have faced major workplace shifts and disruptions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, biology and German major Alana Lemke, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Class of 2019, has had to quickly adapt to a whole new way of performing her job. And, like so many other c…

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After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a group of seven moms met in a backyard to have a conversation about what they could do to create positive change, both in the community at large and within the Centennial School District.

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ST. PAUL — The state’s highest court affirmed a portion of the Court of Appeals decision regarding the lake level lawsuit and reversed a portion. Then they sent it back to the three-judge appeals panel.

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Calling a dumpster full of history books behind Sunrise Park Middle School “disgusting and sickening” on social media, a father of two is watching his post go viral. 

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Awaiting a decision on what form the academic school year will take during the pandemic, the White Bear Lake Area School District and the Mahtomedi School District  have been preparing for all scenarios.